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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Real Property, Trust & Estate Law (RPTE) is seeking entries for its Student Writing Contest

image from https://s3.amazonaws.com/feather-client-files-aviary-prod-us-east-1/2018-02-20/8cf5a465-63bb-47b6-9e16-38a6035c3eee.pngThe ABA's Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law (RPTE) is seeking entries for its Student Writing Contest, which is now entering its 16th year. It offers substantial prizes to its entrants:

The goal of the RPTE student writing contest is to encourage and reward law student writing on the subjects of real property or trust and estate law. The essay contest is designed to attract students to these law specialties, and to encourage scholarship and interest in these areas. Articles submitted for judging are encouraged to be of timely topics and have not been previously published. This contest is open to all law and LL.M students currently attending an ABA-accredited law school. See the official contest rules and entry form for details.

1st place:

  • $2,500 award
  • A full-tuition scholarship to the University of Miami School of Law's Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning OR Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Graduate Program in Real Property Development for the 2018–2019 or 2019-2020 academic year.*
  • Free round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations to the RPTE Fall Leadership Meeting in Chicago, IL, September 27-29, 2018. This is an excellent meeting to network with RPTE leadership!
  • One year free RPTE membership
  • Consideration for publication in The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, the Section's law review journal, which is mailed to 20,000 RPTE members
  • Name and essay title will be published in the eReport, the Section's electronic newsletter

2nd place: 

  • $1,500 award
  • One year free RPTE membership
  • Consideration for publication in The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, the Section's law review journal, which is mailed to 20,000 RPTE members
  • Name and essay title will be published in the eReport, the Section's electronic newsletter

3rd place: 

  • $1,000 award
  • One year free RPTE membership
  • Consideration for publication in The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, the Section's law review journal, which is mailed to 20,000 RPTE members
  • Name and essay title will be published in the eReport, the Section's electronic newsletter

Entries must be received by the Section no later than May 31, 2018. See the official contest rules and entry form  for details.

*Students must apply and be admitted to the graduate program of their choice to be considered for the scholarship. Applicants to the Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning must hold a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and must have completed the equivalent of both a J.D. trusts and estates and federal income tax course.  Applicants to the Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Graduate Program in Real Property Development must hold a degree from an ABA accredited law school or a foreign equivalent non-US school. 

Visit the University of Miami School of Law webpage for further information on the graduate programs.

For more information, please contact Monica Larys at monica.larys@americanbar.org.

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